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Re: Hotplug, udev, hal, etc.

On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 12:36:54PM +0200, Hendrik Sattler wrote:

> > Udev in unstable now conflicts with hotplug. From what I can gather udev
> > has eaten up all of hotplugs functionallity, but I don't really have a clue
> > about what is going on. Since some important KDE stuff depends on all this
> > to work, I'd sure like if someone who knows this stuff could explain what
> > the h... is going on.
> Sure, by upgrading, you loose all abilities to run linux-2.4.xx with hotplug 
> functionality. You also agree to not run a linux kernel <2.6.12 because that 
> won't work, too. Actually, you should run linux kernel 2.6.14 or higher. I 
> know, doesn't exist, yet but that seems to be the attitude of the udev 
> maintainer.
> Obviously, he lives in a perfect world, where all external kernel modules 
> adapt to kernel changes very fast.
> Obviously, some DDs (e.g. the udev maintainer) gave up to make it possible to 
> have more than one major kernel version installed (and still be able to run 
> it properly).
> The udev package somewhat digs its own hole and I am glad that I did not 
> change to udev. The udev package could also ask if you want to use hotplug or 
> udev's coldplug, does it? (Can't tell because I don't have it installed). 

I don't remember udev asking me anything on my system. I do remember X upgrade asking me about 
video card setup which I cancel.> 
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